Human Rights Luncheon
Benjamin Jealous to speak at UN Association luncheon
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Benjamin Todd Jealous, the Pacific Grove-raised president of the NAACP, will be the featured speaker at the county's 2009 Human Rights Day Luncheon this Saturday.
The youngest president in the history of the NAACP, Jealous will speak on "The Impact of the American Civil Rights Struggle on Global Human Rights Efforts."
The event is presented by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association. "It’s a very inspiring event to kick of the holiday season with real concern for the well being of men, women and children around the world without all the commercialism," says Larry Levine, chapter president.
Diana Jimenez, a Castroville activist, will be presented the 30th Annual Baha'i Human Rights Award, joining the ranks of Bill Monning, Mel Mason and Jealous' father Fred Jealous, who have received the award.
The event is sold out. Visit www.unamontereybay.org/Upcoming_Events.html or call 375-8301 for more info.